ANGOLA - Trine University in Angola has selected Catherine Benson as dean of the Ketner School of Business. Benson, who currently serves as chair for the school and director of golf management at the university, will begin her new role in June.

Benson is also an assistant professor at Trine. She succeeds Toby Swick, who has served in the role since 2016 and will transition to chair for the Ketner School in June. 

"Cat's familiarity with the school, dedication to its students and strong leadership skills make her an excellent choice as dean for the Ketner School of Business," said John Shannon, vice president for academic affairs at Trine. "Trine University's business programs enjoy a legacy of growth and excellence, and we are confident this will continue and expand under Cat's direction."

Benson is also the founder of Tee It Up Trine, a student organization that focuses on philanthropy, instruction, and promotion of golf. She became the first female officer on the Indiana PGA Board when she was elected secretary.

Before joining Trine, Benson served as director of golf for the city of Richmond and head women's golf coach for Bethel College in Tennessee.